Mr.Slavchev

The cave of the testing troll

Manual testing has no future, manual testing has no past. It never existed!

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn case I never stated it clearly enough on the pages of my blog, because I am normally saying this when I speak at  conferences – I absolutely disagree with the existence and the usefulness of the term “manual testing”. I truly believe testing has never been manual, nor it will ever become. I am […]

Software testing is not … easy to explain. Last part.

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4 Software testing is not … playing. Part 5 There it goes, finally I come to the final chapter of the series of what software testing is not. The topics […]

Software testing is not … playing. Part 5

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4. Software testing is not … meant to add value I know this is controversial claim and many testers might object it. So, let me explain. This is my position […]

Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not … finding bugs This is one of the first things that I thought in software testing – that our job is to find bugs or defects. It’s true, but it took me some […]

Software testing is not … part 3.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLinks to the previous two parts: Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not activity that could be performed by irreplaceable robots. I can say for sure that this is one of the most incorrect statements in testing and also one of the most toxic ones. Of course […]

Software testing is not … part 2.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not … part 1. I am moving towards next couple of branches from the mind map that I posted in first post of the series of “Software testing is not…”. You can find the mind map following the link up here. Software testing is not … quality assurance. I wrote about it […]

Outdated testing concepts #4

Reading Time: 5 minutesLink to Outdated testing concept #1 Link to Outdated testing concept #2 Link to Outdated testing concept #3 I was having this internal struggle for a long time – certification. At first, I thought “it will be cool to be certified, it will probably drag some attention to me”, keeping in mind I was green […]

Outdated testing concepts # 3.

Reading Time: 6 minutesLink to Outdated concept #1 – Anyone can test. Link to Outdated concept #2 – The guardian of quality. This week’s outdated concept in testing will be kind of celebrity in its area, because it created so much confusion, so much excitement at the same time and is so often misused and misunderstood, that it’s probably […]

Outdated testing concepts #2

Reading Time: 5 minutesLink to part one: Outdated testing concepts #1 This week’s outdated concept will be dedicated to the “quality guardian” or “The gatekeeper to our product’s success”. Outdated concept # 2: The holy guardian of quality. The first stereotype that was branded in my brain, in the first months I started working as a tester was: “QA is […]

Outdated testing concepts #1

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnd of the previous year and the beginning of the current one are normally the time we are determined to make new year’s resolutions, which most of the times turn to be big, fat lies, but anyway. I am not writing this to make resolutions, but to set goals. And we as a testing community […]